Curriculum

The XLerateHealth accelerator program is grounded in Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad curriculum, which requires entrepreneurs to “get out of the building” and talk to potential users, buyers, and partners for feedback on their business model. Startups use this Customer Development process to test hypotheses and continuously iterate their business model. Startups present their Customer Development progress on a weekly basis.

XLerateHealth also provides our portfolio companies with intense mentorship that is tailored to each startup’s  particular business issues. Mentors within our national expert network provide guidance on both healthcare and startup specific issues. Examples of our mentors’ areas of expertise are shown below.

THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

– Understanding Healthcare Demographics
– Designing the Ideal Healthcare Experience
– Big Data Opportunities in Healthcare IT
– Changing the Payer Risk Environment
– Inside Accountable Care Organizations
– Reimbursement Strategy
– Implications of The Affordable Care Act

LEGAL & COMPLIANCE

– Intellectual Property Strategy
– Liability and Litigation
– All About HIPAA
– FDA Approval Process and Strategy
– Open Standards / Open Data

STARTUP LESSONS

– Identifying Pain Points
– Patient Experience Design
– Mobile and Social Engagement
– Pitching Investors
– Obtaining Funding
– Consumer Engagement
– Personnel Recruiting and Retention Strategies